Skip to comments.Pat Robertson Backs Legalizing Marijuana
Posted on 03/08/2012 8:30:25 AM PST by AnTiw1
Of the many roles Pat Robertson has assumed over his five-decade-long career as an evangelical leader - including presidential candidate and provocative voice of the right wing - his newest guise may perhaps surprise his followers the most: marijuana legalization advocate.
"I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol," Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. "I've never used marijuana and I don't intend to, but it's just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn't succeeded."
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I suspect that that organization sees any and all pot use as "abuse".
One good turn deserves another...
Ah, well that would be silly wouldn’t it. After all a 14 year old kid knows when to say when...
That’s a retarded little stat. Kids that don’t see a drug as harmful probably do drugs (more than just pot) and therefore can have a problem, kids that see the same drug as harmful probably don’t do any drugs and therefore can’t have a problem. So yeah kids that do drugs are indeed more likely to have drug problems than those who don’t, that doesn’t mean the particular drug in question (pot) is harmful.
The fact that you delight in having somoene zotted really speaks to your love of government control and morality policing.
You're trying to inject logic into a discussion with the dude who was the biggest Arnold lackey/McClintock basher back in the days of the recall. That should give you an example of the mentality of the anti-pot people around here.
To misquote a dirtbag homo pedophile drug addict, Alan Ginsberg, who wrote this quote for all the wrong reasons....
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness....
I don't remember the 60's
You have no idea what you’re talking about.
You have no idea what Lib Joe said that got him zotted.
And perhaps you should take your complaints about “government control and morality policing” up with a certain Jim Robinson. If you have a problem with what Jim does, or if you want to add a great big “Atta-Boy” to the Lib Joe remarks, then by all means do so.
But before you do - take some time to know what you’re talking about first.
in Lincoln Nebraska they send minor offenders out to cut wild weed all day...they grew hemp for victory over there too, a seed falls in the dirt that’s all it takes
Personally, I wouldn't consider some kid that experimented with it once, or takes a hit occasionally at a party to go along with the crowd to be a "drug abuser" that needs to get hauled off to rehab.
I don’t know if the tests are able to distinguish between hard drinking and social drinking. But if you are looking for a job, that is not the time be going out partying. While you are looking for a job, take a few weeks off drinking. I mean, I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. After the drug test, and they make your offer letter official, that’s when you go have some fun and celebrate. And it’s what I plan on doing this weekend. My first day at my new job (which is paying me $500 a month more than my current job) is March 19th and I could not be more excited.
I have had to do a drug test for every one of the jobs that I’ve gotten in the last 12 years. Dell (building computers), FedEx (loading trucks), Walmart, (again, loading trucks at distribution center) my current tech support job (helping stupid people get their laptops online), and now my new one. I know the drill. Grab a bottle of water on the way and chug it down. Inform the tester of prescriptions you are currently on.
Businesses have a right, and a vested interest in keeping druggies out of there. If someone that is on pot or drunk is driving a forklift in the warehouse, he could seriously injure or kill someone. Hell, when I was at Dell, one of the material handlers ran a forklift through a wall into the trainers office. He was asked if he was hurt, and 20 minutes later he was sitting in the clinic down the street waiting to give a sample. By the way: He did fail the whiz quiz, so he got fired. So... Businesses keeping drug users off the company books, I am ok with. Cops smashing down doors, killing people and arresting people for simple possession, I am wholeheartedly against.
this is your brain off weed (from post #50) "Lets see.....legalize it and really tax it.....the Mexican drug lords will undercut the price of the legal stuff and we just increase the number of psychotic people.....what do I care if people use it?......it would be nice to live on an island with no other people, but we do have all those messy other human beings around and I dont need any more psychotic people in this country thank-you very much.....the punishment hasnt stopped people from using it.....hmmmm......lets not punish anything then, well just surrender and line up for al qaeda to shoot us.....in order for democracy to work, the citizens must have courage.....illegal drug users are cowards.....if you want to know why this country keeps electing fast-talking Democrat thieves, well, have another toke and maybe the answer will come to you.....Im tired of all the lazy, stupid and chicken illegal drug users in this nation.....you want to end the illegal drug problem?...heres how......Hey! Illegal drug users! Face reality! Its not going away no matter how much weed you smoke. And as for those of you who want to legalize it so your pot is cheaper or because you want the profits off the misery of others or because you dont care about the miserable wretch illegal drug users......well.....fuck you"
Ha! Don't sweat it. I often post from an iPhone and I know how auto-correct can lead to funny typos. I was about to make a smart-ass comment along the lines of, "I don't know about you, but I usually shit downwards".
Actually, with a quick search, I was able to find what Joe said that got ya all flustered. He pointed out the major flaw in Santorum and Gingrich and it got you so riled up that you needed to see him banned, for fear of actually having to think for yourself. By the way, at one point, the boss man posted FUNG towards Newt, so dont pretend like we all think Newt is some great conservative. he was just the guy who was leading at the time against Mitt.
But, that isnt really the point. Back to the topic, I said your delight in having someone silenced really speaks to your desire for government control and morality policing. And you make it evident. When Joe said something you didnt like, you ran to Jim. When I said something you didnt like, you brought up Jim’s name as some kind of warning to fall in line behind you.
I didnt say anything about FR rules or about Mr. Robinson. I only commented on your actions. You may need to ask yourself why you are so insecure that you need to threaten people with being kicked off of a website when they disagree with you.
All but one of your links in that posts were to government propaganda, and the one that wasn’t stated that smoking pot is has similar risks to smoking cigarettes. Well no $hit, Sherlock. And it’s amusing that you take the Obama/Biden DEA’s hysteria so seriously. What’s next, are you going to cite the Justice Department in gun control threads?
See? This is what I hate about libs who hide behind the Constitution. Libs who bring out the 10th Amendment to advance their liberal pro-porn, pot and prostitution agenda. "
it was so ignorant...lol...i just thought people would like to see it again...
Well if the numbers don't do it for ya how about the links I posted on the harmful effects of pot...